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Guilty plea in Mason City jewelry theft

Third defendant looking to withdraw guilty plea

Posted: Nov. 9, 2017 5:14 PM

MASON CITY, Iowa – A second defendant in the theft of over $15,000 in jewelry has pleaded guilty.
45-year-old Jonathan Earl Rieman of Mason City is one of three people accused of stealing from a Mason City home in March. He entered a guilty plea to 4th degree theft and must serve one year of probation. Rieman has also been ordered to pay a $315 fine and restitution to the victim.
Charges against Debra Swartz were dropped when she agreed to testify against her co-defendants.
Jason Bendickson is charged with 1st degree theft and 3rd degree burglary. He is scheduled to have a hearing on Monday about withdrawing his guilty plea.

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